Shires of Vermont Marathon forming

REGION – Are you up for a challenge? The Shires of Vermont Marathon will be on Sunday, May 21 this year, starting at Bennington College at 8 a.m. Sign up! Shape up! Toe the starting line and qualify for your marathon bragging … Continued

Anna Valentine takes silver at Junior World Championships


LUDLOW, Vt. – Okemo Mountain School snowboarder Anna Valentine (Class of `18) capped off an incredible season with a second place victory in the FIS Junior World Snowboard Championships in Laax, Switzerland, on Monday, March 20. It was the second … Continued

Run in the Rockin’Ham 5K

  BELLOWS FALLS, Vt.—Central Elementary School will be hosting its third annual Rockin’Ham 5K on Saturday, April 8. In a new twist this year, the 5K will begin and end at the Central School, 50 School Street Extension, Bellows Falls. … Continued

2017 Dari Joy baseball contest underway


BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Most of you know what time it is! That’s right, it is time for the 2017 Dari Joy baseball contest. Each spring, The Shopper/ Vermont Journal newspapers combine with the Dari Joy in Bellows Falls to … Continued

2017 New Hampshire & Vermont Shrine teams announced

LEBANON, N.H.—The stage is set for the 64th annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl with the announcement of two Shrine teams representing the finest high school football talent of New Hampshire and Vermont. The summer classic is scheduled to be played … Continued



    I have been on a little unplanned vacation for a couple of weeks and so on my return, I thought it would be a good idea to get back to the original intent of this column and give you a little bit of … Continued

Jiu Jitsu team scores big in regional competition

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Bellows Falls, Vt. – Earlier this month, a jiu jitsu team from Rockingham traveled to Albany, N.Y., to compete in the North American Grappling Association’s regional competition, where more than 500 competitors from around New England and beyond gathered to test … Continued

Youth wrestlers were throwing down in Mass.


SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – On Saturday, March 11, three Springfield youth wrestlers were throwing down in Salem, Mass. with the top wrestlers in New England, while a dozen more ‘green grapplers’ stormed the Rumble in the Valley youth tournament at Otter … Continued

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